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Mixed Views From Midlands GAA Community Regarding Inter-County Season

It's due to get back into full swing across the country this weekend.

The inter-county season has come under renewed pressure due to the government’s new COVID-19 restrictions.

Simon Coveney has said he has worries for the GAA ahead of the resumption of inter-county action this weekend.

The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Defence was speaking ahead of a full round of National Football League fixtures set to take place across the country.

Under ‘level 3’ restrictions, the club championships have been put on hold.

Westmeath footballer John Heslin took to Twitter last night to voice his worries.

The St.Loman's clubman says he's concerned from a health and welfare perspective, both individually and collectively, for those contributing to the inter-county season.

He's been supported by other prominent members of the community including Darren O'Sullivan of Kerry and Mikey Quinn of Lonfgord. 

Others such as Offaly GAA Chairman Michael Duignan want to keep sport in general going if possible through the months in the hope of boosting people's mood during the winter months. 

Meanwhile the CCCC last night rejected Fermanagh’s request to postpone their National League game with Clare.

The Erne County have seen ten players contract COVID-19, while seven others were close contacts.

Fermanagh are due to take on Laois in the Allianz Football League on Saturday week.

It could be a crucial game for the O'Moore County depending on the outcome of this weeks meeting with Westmeath. 

Elsewhere, Wexford's senior hurlers have received news of a positive Covid-19 test within their panel.

It casts a doubt on their championship, with a Leinster semi-final against Galway scheduled for October 31st.

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